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Term IDsort ascending Vocabulary Parent Term Description
381 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Meaning
376 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Home
374 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Futility
372 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Exile
371 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Determinism
370 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Death
368 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Community
366 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Character
365 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Body
364 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Animals
363 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Art
362 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Arrivals/Departures
358 Themes and Motifs (First level term) Absence/Loss
357 Actions (First level term) Work
356 Actions (First level term) Violent
355 Actions (First level term) Verbal
354 Actions (First level term) Play
353 Actions (First level term) Physical
352 Actions (First level term) Perceptual
351 Actions (First level term) Movement
350 Actions (First level term) Moral
349 Actions (First level term) Military
348 Actions (First level term) Mental
347 Actions (First level term) Interaction, Social
346 Actions (First level term) Interaction, Private
345 Actions (First level term) Hunting
344 Actions (First level term) Emotional
343 Actions (First level term) Economic
342 Actions (First level term) Bodily
341 Environment (First level term) Weather
340 Environment (First level term) Time of Year
339 Environment (First level term) Time of Day
338 Environment (First level term) Public
337 Environment (First level term) Place
336 Environment (First level term) Otherworldly
335 Environment (First level term) Olfactory
334 Environment (First level term) Natural
333 Environment (First level term) Domestic Space
332 Environment (First level term) Auditory
331 Environment (First level term) Atmospheric
330 Cultural Issues Slavery Emancipation
329 Cultural Issues Slavery Indian slave-owners
328 Cultural Issues Slavery Amelioration

To mark passages where white slave owners make some attempt to improve the condition of the slaves they own; the clearest example is way Buck and Buddy McCaslin treat their slaves. SR

327 Cultural Issues Slavery Southern curse
326 Cultural Issues Slavery Curse
325 Cultural Issues Slavery Transhistorical
324 Cultural Issues Slavery Guilt
323 Cultural Issues Gender Marriage
322 Cultural Issues Gender Reproduction
320 Cultural Issues Slavery Demographics

For passages that include specific numbers about the people or places involved, as when Bayard says that before the War on Sundays, there would be 10 slaves at the service for every 1 white person. SR

319 Cultural Issues Slavery Religion
318 Cultural Issues Slavery Re-enslavement

The clearest example of this occurs in "Raid," when Granny tells the slaves she has recovered from the Union Army to go "home," to their former masters, and they seem to obey her. SR

317 Cultural Issues Slavery Abolition
316 Cultural Issues Slavery Minstrelsy

Used to mark the passages where the representation of a slave or group of slaves draws on the representational conventions of blackface minstrelsy, where slaves were depicted as comically inferior to whites. The scene in "Retreat" where Ringo "hollers and moans and hollers again" for "Marse John" and "Bayard and Colonel and Marse John and Granny" is an instance of this. SR

315 Cultural Issues Slavery Freedom
314 Cultural Issues Slavery Discipline

For passages that depict or refer to any elements of the system by which slaves were policed or punished, like the "Patrollers" who patrolled roads after dark to prevent slaves from leaving plantations. SR

313 Cultural Issues Slavery Family
312 Cultural Issues Slavery Resistance

To index passages in which slaves are described taking a stand of some kind, usually verbal, against their enslavement. The clearest instances of this involve Loosh and Granny on the Sartoris plantation. (More direct physical forms of resistance are indexed under "Fugitive" and "Revolt.") SR

311 Cultural Issues Slavery Naming slaves
310 Cultural Issues Slavery Marriage
309 Cultural Issues Slavery Concubinage
308 Cultural Issues Slavery Middle passage
307 Cultural Issues Slavery Field slaves vs house slaves
306 Cultural Issues Slavery Slave trading
305 Cultural Issues Slavery African origins
304 Cultural Issues Slavery Quarters
303 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical analogy
302 Cultural Issues Slavery AANoSecondTerm
301 Cultural Issues Slavery Nostalgia

When black characters, especially ones who had been enslaved, seem nostalgic for the institution of slavery. Simon in Flags in the Dust is probably the most obvious instance of this. SR

300 Cultural Issues Slavery Music
299 Cultural Issues Slavery Evil
298 Cultural Issues Slavery Revolt
297 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs poor whites
296 Cultural Issues Slavery White anxiety

For moments in the text which describe anxiety felt by white characters about the presence or possible actions of slaves, as when Loosh's sudden appearance and behavior make Bayard uncomfortable. SR

294 Cultural Issues Slavery Persistence over time
293 Cultural Issues Slavery Biblical curse
292 Cultural Issues Slavery Civil War
291 Cultural Issues Slavery Etiquette
290 Cultural Issues Slavery Traditions

For instances of the patterns that became a recurring aspect of the social interactions between slaves and masters, as in the description of the young slaves approaching Sutpen's big house on Christmas morning in expectation of a gift. SR

289 Cultural Issues Slavery Slaves vs masters
288 Cultural Issues Slavery Big house vs quarters
287 Cultural Issues Slavery Commodity
286 Cultural Issues Slavery Manumission
285 Cultural Issues Slavery Loyalty

To note passages in which enslaved people are described - or describe themselves - as loyal to the family that owns them, as when Simon describes how happy all the Sartoris slaves were at the birth of their master's son. SR

284 Cultural Issues Slavery Self-emancipation

For textual moments in which an enslaved person or group acts upon the desire to be free, as when Loosh or unnamed groups of slaves take advantage of the proximity of the Union Army to leave the Sartoris, Sutpen and other plantations where they were enslaved. Most examples of self-emancipation occur during the Civil War, but it also applies the way Thucydus earns the money to buy himself from the McCaslins. SR

283 Cultural Issues Slavery Fugitive
282 Cultural Issues Slavery Ownership

For moments in the texts where owning slaves is evoked as a marker of status or wealth, as when Jason Compson connects his family pride to the fact that his ancestors owned slaves. SR

281 Cultural Issues Slavery Metaphorical

Used to flag the passages in which a narrator or a non-enslaved character uses "slavery" metaphorically, to describe something else. Lucas Burch, for instance, complains that his job at the planing mill has him "slaving all day." SR

280 Cultural Issues Slavery Forced migration
279 Cultural Issues Slavery Miscegenation
278 Cultural Issues Slavery Interracial violence
277 Cultural Issues Slavery Violence
276 Cultural Issues Slavery Purchase
275 Cultural Issues Slavery Social value
274 Cultural Issues Slavery Domestic labor
273 Cultural Issues Slavery Labor
272 Cultural Issues Slavery Racialism

Used to note passages where enslaved blacks are described as members of an inferior species. The Indians in "Red Leaves," for example, say that their slaves "are like horses and dogs." SR

271 Cultural Issues Slavery Sex
250 Cultural Issues (First level term) War
249 Cultural Issues (First level term) Violence

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